Mets 16 – Tigers 9 June 29, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05:  Ronny Paulino #9 of t...
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The Mets are going crazy on offense right now. 14 runs last night and 20 tonight. Who knew the Mets had it in them? Scott Hairston’s bases loaded triple in the first inning got the party started and it never stopped. They assaulted the Tigers with 20 hits and 7 walks in the game. Ronny Paulino hit cleanup and went 4 for 6 with 4 runs scored. Angel Pagan also chipped in 4 hits, 3 runs, and 4 RBI’s. The offensive numbers are just silly.

The Mets pitching wasn’t anything to brag about. Chris Capuano gave up 5 runs in 5 innings and ended his run of excellent starts. Without the silly offense, he would’ve lost most games. Pedro Beato didn’t look great giving up 2 runs. And there was a bizarre incident like I’ve never seen before in the seventh inning. Terry Collins brought in Tim Byrdak even though he wasn’t warming up in the bullpen. Byrdak promptly gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, and had some words for Collins on his way out of the game.

The Mets won’t have it so easy against Justin Verlander tomorrow. Mike Pelfrey will need to bring his “A” game.

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Mets 14 – Tigers 3 June 28, 2011

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The Mets jumped on Rick Porcello right from the start scoring 2 runs in the first and they were off an running from there. It was a complete blowout and, surprisingly, the second time they scored 14 runs in a game on this road trip. R.A. Dickey was solid for 7 innings only allowing 3 runs and that was all the Mets needed.

The story of the game was offense and more offense. The Mets had 18 hits and 5 walks including two grand slams from Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay. Light-hitting Josh Thole even hit a home. Of course, Jose Reyes went crazy going 4 for 4 with 3 runs. It was just an incredible offensive display.

The Mets are 3-1 on this road trip and a game over .500. They’re undermanned but not giving up on this season that’s for sure.

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Tigers 6 – Mets 5 June 24, 2010

June 06 2010: Mets' starting pitcher Hisanori Takahashi (47) gets ready to deliver a pitch during MLB action between the New York Mets and the Florida Marlins at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Mets beat the Marlins 7-6. Mets recovered from a terrible start by Hisanori Takahashi to make a game of it tonight and almost got the sweep. Takahashi went 4 IP and gave up 6 ER. He didn’t have good control all night and wasn’t getting any close calls from the umpire either. Maybe this will open the door for John Maine or Oliver Perez to get back into the rotation at some point.

The Mets offense was pretty solid with 10 hits and 3 walks. Jesus Feliciano went 3 for 5 with 2 runs. They had the bases loaded in the seventh inning with 2 outs and down by 1 run, but David Wright struck out and Ike Davis flied out to end the rally.

The Mets take two of three from the Tigers. Not a bad series at all.

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Preview: Tigers at Mets June 24, 2010

Detroit Tigers (38-32) at New York Mets (41-30)  7:10 pm

Armando Galarraga (2-1 3.32) vs Hisanori Takahashi (6-2 3.13)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets are going for the sweep tonight against the Tigers. Takahashi has won two straight starts and only given up 1 run over 13 IP in that time. Galarraga hasn’t been that great since the perfect game was stolen from him. In his last three starts, he’s given up 8 ER over 17 IP.

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Mets 5 – Tigers 0 June 23, 2010

May 25, 2010 - New York, United States - epa02173153 New York Met Pitcher R.A. Dickey pitches in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Flushing New York, USA, 25 May 2010.’s game was defined by another outstanding start by R.A. Dickey. He went 8 IP and only gave up 4 hits and 0 runs. The Tigers couldn’t do anything against him. It’s incredible that he keeps this run going.

Also, Angel Pagan left the game in the fifth inning with a muscle spasm. Hopefully, he won’t be out for too long. He’s been playing so well this year.

The Mets offense was solid with 8 hits and 4 walks. Jose Reyes was 3 for 4 with 3 runs and 1 RBI, just a double short of the cycle. Ike Davis was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.

The Mets are on fire at home and go for the sweep tomorrow night against the Tigers.

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Preview: Tigers at Mets June 23, 2010

Detroit Tigers (38-31) at New York Mets (40-30)  7:10 pm

Jeremy Bonderman (3-4 4.06) vs R.A. Dickey (5-0 2.82)


What to watch: Bonderman’s last two starts have been very good. He’s given up 4 ER over 14 IP but it was against the Nats and Pirates. We all know what Dickey’s been doing this season. I keep hoping he can keep the magic going for one more start.

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Mets Home Stand Preview: June 22-27, 2010

April 27 2010: Fans cheer for their team during game 2 of a double header MLB game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Mets beat the Dodgers 10-5. the longest (and ironically most successful) road trip of the season, the Mets are returning to the friendly confines of Citi Field.

Unfortunately, the best two teams in the AL Central will be awaiting them.

Tuesday, June 22nd: Tigers (Verlander) vs. Mets (Niese) 7:10 PM
Wednesday, June 23rd: Tigers (Bonderman) vs. Mets (Dickey) 7:10 PM ESPN
Thursday, June 24th: Tigers (Galarraga) vs. Mets (Takahashi) 7:10 PM MLB Network
Friday, June 25th: Twins (Slowey) vs. Mets (Pelfrey) 7:10 PM
Saturday, June 26th: Twins (Pavano) vs. Mets (Santana) 1:10 PM
Sunday, June 27th: Twins (Baker) vs. Mets (Niese) 1:10 PM

The 2nd place Tigers are led offensively by Miguel Cabrera, who leads the majors in home runs (19) and runs batted in (60). Detroit is 8-2 in their past ten games, so the Mets would be wise to not overlook this Tigers’ team which has been hot lately. Continue reading “Mets Home Stand Preview: June 22-27, 2010”